I'm such a Hippie! I bought this lovely 1.1 oz drop spindle at the Black Sheep Gathering on Friday, the 24th and got my very first ever 5 minute lesson on spinning. I bought 1 lb. of roving (wool; alpaca and llama) and started spinning as soon as I got home. Today, I finished spinning my first 1 oz. It measures 106 yards! I need to set the twist and spin another ounce so I can make a skein of 2-ply. All I need to do now is buy a guitar and go live off-the-land in my trailer - I'm not a child of the sixties for nothing!
18 hours ago